Archive for September 7th, 2015

Turkish jets strike PKK targets after deadly militant attack

Monday, September 7th, 2015

The clashes, weeks before polls the ruling AK Party hopes will restore its majority, threaten to sink a peace process President Tayyip Erdogan launched in 2012 in an attempt to end an insurgency that has killed more than 40,000 people. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels said they had killed 31 servicemen in an attack on [...]

Obama reassures Saudis on Iran deal

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Saudi Arabia says it is happy with President Obama’s assurances that the recent nuclear deal with Iran will not imperil the Gulf states. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

Australia under pressure to boost Syria refugee intake

Monday, September 7th, 2015

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott came under pressure on Monday to take in more migrants to help ease a crisis sparked by tens of thousands arriving in Europe. Abbott on Sunday announced that Australia would allocate more spaces in its 13,750 annual intake quota to those fleeing violence in [...]

US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August

Monday, September 7th, 2015

The US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August in the last unemployment report before September’s interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve. Read more BBC News – US & Canada